New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

According to a new report released today by the E3 Network and the Labor Network for Sustainability, replacing aging wastewater, drinking water, and gas distribution pipes in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can create more jobs and better jobs in...

Dirty vs. Green Jobs: Labor’s Keystone Dilemma

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher] These are tough times to be a construction worker in America. While other sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is getting worse, not better – rising from 13% to...

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline – Sign the Petition NOW!

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has reached another crucial turning point. Big Oil has teamed up with Republicans in Congress to push a bill that would strip away decision making authority from the President and allow the Senate to resurrect the...

Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher; crossposted with Grist] Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are taking a well-deserved victory lap. The Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada’s pipeline proposal “” at least for now “”...

Labor and Environment: Next Steps for Dialogue

[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] What does the future hold for the relationship between environmentalism and organized labor? Judging from the highly-publicized controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, America might appear to be entering a new era of conflict...
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